In The Paint

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By Gabby Watson, producer of March To Madness

Marlen Garcia, USA TodayWith Alabama coach Mark Gottfried resigning and Georgia coach Dennis Felton being fired within days of each other, the heat has been turned up for coaches from Gary Williams at Maryland to Ernie Kent at Oregon.

Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal SentinelThe season has hit a new low as the Wisconsin Badgers are suffering through a five game losing streak. 

Darryl Bruffett, KBTX.com:
  Texas A&M is in desperate need of a leader on the court.  Sophomore guard B. J. Holmes hopes to fill that void which has been previously occupied by the likes of Antoine Wright, Acie Law, Dominique Kirk and Joseph Jones.

Tom Luicci, The Star-Ledger:  Besides his own team, Rutgers coach Fred Hill would like Seton Hall and St. John's to win as well.  "I've talked about this before. In the Metropolitan area -- and I think people can see why -- if we could ever get good at the same time, how great would that be for college basketball here," Hill said.

Jay Drew, The Salt Lake Tribune:  With four players out, a banged-up, deflated BYU team are a bit worried about facing upstarts Wyoming on Saturday.

Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald:
  Nebraska coach Doc Sadler definitely did not like it when ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb said on TV that Husker point guard Cookie Miller was acting like a punk. 

Conner Ennis, New York Times:  Pete Gillen stops by the Quad blog to answer a few burning questions, including one about outlandish behavior from a certain mascot.

Gary Washburn, Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  Arizona State's Jamelle McMillan is looking to shake the shadown of his famous dad, Nate.

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